The University of Wisconsin offers scholarships for non-traditional students worth as much as $5,000 each. The funds are reserved for students ages 25-50 who are pursuing their first undergraduate degrees. The scholarships are administered to two select groups: Returning adult students and single parent students . The Adult Career and Special Student Services Office promotes the programs, which contain multiple distinct awards. The Alma Baron Second Chance for Women Scholarship, for example, benefits women who meet these eligibility requirements:
i am a 73 year old widow. I can’t live on Social Security. I took care of my Mother and my husband who were both on dialysis till they passed, which took all our savings, then my son came to me for help to go through Cancer for the second time, he passed this last January, then my home was foreclosed an now I am living in my Van. No one wants to hire a woman of my age, even with a BA degree. I want to help others and found a way. I took the first 20 hours at a cost of $300. Of clinical Hypnotherapy, but to go to classes and complete it, will take $7,700 more which I don’t have. This is an approved school by the department of Education, with job placement. This is something I can do to help so many people and I know I can be good at it. This will also help me support myself. I don’t know which scholarships or Grants to apply for, as I was on the deans list in college every semester and was offered a scholastic scholarship to transfer colleges back to Florida my home state. I know I will do well, but I just need some financial help to achieve my goals. Thanks for reading.
Though most of the ubiquitous college rankings available cater specifically to traditional college students, nontraditional students actually outnumber their younger counterparts, according to College Factual, and make up the majority of degree seekers in the United States. The nontraditional rankings included nearly 1,000 schools — representing a mix of online colleges and traditional universities and weighing factors including schedule flexibility, regional accreditation, affordability, percentage of older students among its population and salary expectations after completing a degree.